Legal aid clinic to offer free legal help for child support issues

The Salvation Army William Booth Legal Aid Clinic, in a coordinated effort with Wayne County Friend of the Court, is conducting a Free Child Support Help Program on Saturday, Oct. 21 at the Detroit Public Library, 5201 Woodward Ave., in the “Friends Auditorium” from 1-4 p.m.

The workshop will feature a joint Wayne County/Macomb County “Bench Warrant Amnesty Program.” This will be an ARREST FREE ZONE. Participants seeking to resolve child support warrants may do so without legal repercussion. Payers should bring $500 per warrant in cash, money order, or a credit card payment and a valid government issued photo ID.

Attendees will have the chance to consult with volunteer family law attorneys. These attorneys will assist in completing motion packets and provide some legal direction on child support, parenting time, and custody issues.

There will be a brief presentation of the Arrears Forgiveness Program for Michigan State Owed Arrearage. Child support professionals will be on site to sign up parents and assist with paperwork. If qualified, they may be entitled to have some or all of their State arrearages waived.

This program is one in a series of free child support help programs supported by community service agencies. Stop by and visit with one of the many service providers who will be represented at this event.

For any questions regarding this program, please contact the Wayne County Friend of the Court at 1-877-543-2660.